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From long, painful erections to paralysis, a list of some weird effects of bug bites and stings

(Natural News) Insect bites and stings tend to be nothing more than minor annoyances. There may be itching or swelling, but that’s usually it. However, there are some cases where an insect bite can lead to complications that toe the line between fascinating and horrifying. Some of these include: Meat allergies: Some people who get...
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Hymenoptera sting reactions are among life-threatening causes of allergy. Several epidemiology studies have assessed the risk of these kind of reactions, among the general population, around 3% of adults. This...
Source: Clinical and Molecular Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Progressively prolonging the VIT maintenance interval up to 26 weeks appears to be safe and efficacious.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Insect-bite hypersensitivity is the most common allergic dermatitis in horses. Excoriated skin lesions are typical symptoms of this seasonal and refractory chronic disease. On a cellular level, the skin lesions are characterized by massive eosinophil infiltration caused by an underlying allergic response.
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Infant antacid exposure was linked to a doubling of the risk for developing food allergies, and a 50 percent increase in the risk for developing drug allergies and a hypersensitive immune reaction to foreign toxins, such as a bee sting (anaphylaxis).
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Şahiner ÜM Abstract BACKGROUND: Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is safe in children, although adverse effects can occur. OBJECTIVE: To document adverse effects and to determine re-sting reactions and the efficacy of VIT in childhood. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from children who had taken VIT from 2002 through 2015. These patients were queried by telephone to determine reactions after re-stings during or after VIT. RESULTS: In total 107 children with a systemic reaction after Hymenoptera sting and with proved immunoglobulin E-mediated sensitization were enrolled. Participants had a me...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusion The vital signs and clinical conditions of the patients who were treated by the DH staff when they were in an anaphylactic state at the scene showed improvement when they arrived at the hospital.
Source: Air Medical Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a disorder caused by the abnormal proliferation of mast cells (MCs) in one or more organs, leading to heterogeneous clinical presentations. SM patients are more at risk for hymenoptera-sting-induced anaphylaxis1 and in these patients indolent systemic mastocytosis (ISM) is the most frequent form of this disorder.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
COMMON allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings, and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription.
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Animal studies suggest the anti-allergy drugs may affect the production of male sexual hormonesCommon allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings and are available either over-the-counter or on prescription.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Fertility problems Allergies Medical research Drugs Health Science Society World news Source Type: news
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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